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RATINGS: 1773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Complex, roasty aroma with a bittersweet, chocolate-coffee taste and a bold hop presence.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Had to break open a bottle I had been saving for Nov. 10th to commemerate the tragic accident with this excellent porter. Pours a dark brown with nice lacing and an off white head. Excellent mouthfeel, with just a little bitter chocolate, but well balanced with the hops. Nicely done porter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2005
On tap at Firkin’s, Libertyville, IL. Brown-black hued with average long lasting head with good lacing. Fresh flowery hop aroma. Full bodied with creamy texture that starts with slightly sweet malt with flowery hop and finishes with lingering bitterness. A very good hoppy bitter porter enjoyed on the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald at Lake Superior.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Pours out a dark cola brown, very small off white head. Nose is of chocolate, slight coffee, even slighter malt, some descent malt backbone. Flavor is of chalk, cocoa powder takes the place of the milk chocolate, coffee seemed to be filtered from aroma to flavor also. But my wife surely noticed it after I kissed her after taking a swig. Not a favorite, but drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 Review 11/10. The 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in the icy waters of Lake Superior. I drink this one in commemoration of the 29 who passed away. A fitting commerative beer it is. A porter that bridges the lines between porter and stout. Further, its not overly sweet like many, but there’s a fine hop balance. One of my favorite go to beers, and excellent on tap. Good robust flavors of dark chocolate, fudge, and french roast. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2005
another winner from great lakes. very roasty well hopped.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Too bitter for me. It didn’t really make a name for itself as far as porters go.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 1, 2005
black pour with a grey head. aroma is chocolate and marshmallow cream. nice rich chocolate taste with some citrus in there too. very creamy and enjoyable. just a nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Appears a black with a beige head. Lots of solid lacing. Smell is oily sweet dark fruit with some sour notes coming through. Taste is of chocolate and sweet fruit mixed with some roasty coffee. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, and oily. Drinkability is good. Pretty darn good porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2541) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Pours a black color with a medium beige,tan head that fades quickly. Aroma consists of dark coffee beans, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is nicely bitter with coffee, chocolate and roasted malts prominant. Excellent porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Roasted malts and coffee for aroma. Black body with good tan head. Flavor had some texure to it. You could taste coffee, chocolate and some bitter bite to it. Roasty on the palate. Glad I got one on a recent trip to Wisconsin.


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